1997 Polish parliamentary election

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1997 Polish parliamentary election

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All 460 seats in the Sejm
231 seats were needed for a majority in the Sejm
All 100 seats in the Senate
Turnout47.9%
  First party Second party Third party
  Marian Krzaklewski 2007.jpg Włodzimierz Cimoszewicz (senator).jpg Balcerowicz.wywiad.do.radia.jpg
Leader Marian Krzaklewski Włodzimierz Cimoszewicz Leszek Balcerowicz
Party AWS SLD UW
Leader since 8 June 1996 Candidate for PM April 1995
Leader's seat Gliwice Białystok Katowice
Last election Did not exist 171 seats, 20.4% 74 seats, 14.6%*
Seats won 201 164 60
Seat change Increase 201 Decrease 7 Decrease 14
Popular vote 4,427,373 3,551,224 1,749,518
Percentage 33.8% 27.1% 13.4%
Swing Increase 33.8% Increase 6.7% Decrease 1.2%*

  Fourth party Fifth party Sixth party
  Waldemar Pawlak candidate 2010 D crop.jpg Jan Ferdynand Olszewski.jpg Ryszard Bugaj2.jpg
Leader Waldemar Pawlak Jan Olszewski Ryszard Bugaj
Party PSL ROP UP
Leader since 29 June 1991 18 November 1995 1992
Leader's seat Płock Warsaw Warsaw
Last election 132 seats, 15.4% Did not exist 41 seats, 7.3%
Seats won 27 6 0
Seat change Decrease 105 Increase 6 Decrease 41
Popular vote 956,184 727,072 620,611
Percentage 7.3% 5.6% 4.7%
Swing Decrease 8.1% Increase 5.6% Decrease 2.6%

  Seventh party
 
Leader Henryk Kroll
Party MN
Leader since 1991
Leader's seat Opole
Last election 4 seats, 0.7%
Seats won 2
Seat change Decrease 2
Popular vote 51,027
Percentage 0.4%
Swing Decrease0.3%

Wybory sejm 1997.png
Voivodeships with winning majority

– Solidarity Electoral Action – Democratic Left Alliance

*As the sum of the UW's constituent parties, the Democratic Union and the Liberal Democratic Congress.

Prime Minister before election

Włodzimierz Cimoszewicz
SLD

New Prime Minister

Jerzy Buzek
AWS

Parliamentary elections were held in Poland on 21 September 1997.[1] In the Sejm elections, 47.93% of citizens cast their votes, 96.12% of which were counted as valid. In the Senate elections, 46.92% of citizens cast their votes, 97.82% of which were valid.

The elections were won by the liberal conservative party Solidarity Electoral Action. It formed a coalition with the Freedom Union, another liberal party. The elections were a major setback for the Democratic Left Alliance and the Polish People's Party, which were forced out of government.

Opinion polls[edit]

Results[edit]

Party POL Sejm RP seats 1997.svg POL Senat RP seats 1997.svg
Sejm Senate
Votes % Seats +/– Votes % Seats +/–
Solidarity Electoral Action 4,427,373 33.8 201 New 6,550,176 49.2 51 New
Democratic Left Alliance 3,551,224 27.1 164 –7 6,091,721 45.7 28 –9
Freedom Union 1,749,518 13.4 60 –14 2,943,527 22.1 8 +4
Polish People's Party 956,184 7.3 27 –105 1,819,176 13.7 3 –33
Movement for Reconstruction of Poland 727,072 5.6 6 New 2,553,252 19.2 5 New
Labour Union 620,611 4.7 0 –41 520,130 3.9 0 0
National Party of Retirees and Pensioners 284,826 2.2 0 New 1,112,129 8.4 0 New
Real Politics Union 266,317 2.0 0 0 550,254 4.1 0 0
National Party of Retirees and Pensioners–Polish Republic 212,826 1.6 0 New
National Christian Bloc for Poland 178,395 1.4 0 New
German Minority TS-KNSO 51,027 0.4 2 –4
TSKNWk[a] 16,724 0.1 0
Słowiańska MN RP-Prawosławni 13,632 0.1 0
Self-Defence of the Republic of Poland 10,073 0.1 0 0
Polska Wspólnota Narodowa PSN 8,590 0.1 0
TSKNWC[b] 6,206 0.0 0
MN "Pojednanie i Przyszlość" 3,663 0.0 0
MN Województwa Olsztyńskiego 1,729 0.0 0
Niezależna i bezpartyjna 924 0.0 0
Sojusz Ludzi "Polska, Praca, Sprawiedliwość" 703 0.0 0
Stow. MN Województwa Elbląskiego 614 0.0 0
Local lists 3,804,084 28.6 5 –5
Invalid/blank votes 528,147 269,149
Total 13,616,378 100 460 0 13,614,101 100 100 0
Registered voters/turnout 28,409,054 47.9 28,409,054 47.9
Source: Nohlen & Stöver

a Towarzystwo Społeczno-Kulturalne Niemców Województwa Katowickiego

b Towarzystwo Społeczno-Kulturalne Niemców Województwa Częstochowskiego

Popular vote (Sejm)
AWS
33.83%
SLD
27.13%
UW
13.37%
PSL
7.31%
ROP
5.56%
Others
12.81%
Parliament seats (Sejm)
AWS
43.70%
SLD
35.65%
UW
13.04%
PSL
5.87%
ROP
1.30%
MN
0.43%

By constituency[edit]

Constituency Turnout AWS SLD UW PSL ROP UP MN Others Lead
1 – Warsaw I 60.86 31.88 25.90 21.73 0.94 9.16 4.98 - 5.41 5.98
2 – Warsaw II 49.14 40.15 19.00 15.30 5.76 8.30 4.48 - 7.01 21.15
3 – Biała Podlaska 46.72 35.39 19.84 5.86 18.17 6.88 4.08 - 9.78 15.55
4 – Białystok 52.12 44.29 24.89 7.16 3.48 5.64 4.42 - 10.12 19.40
5 – Bielsko-Biała 56.15 43.01 21.06 15.59 4.83 4.80 3.82 - 6.89 21.95
6 – Bydgoszcz 48.16 27.62 36.99 11.50 6.42 4.46 4.36 - 8.65 9.37
7 – Chełm 39.26 23.89 28.66 7.91 12.83 8.96 4.58 - 13.17 4.77
8 – Ciechanów 38.40 28.73 29.69 6.86 14.49 6.55 5.67 - 8.01 0.96
9 – Częstochowa 45.01 30.60 31.36 9.84 6.48 4.82 5.37 - 11.53 0.76
10 – Elbląg 40.97 26.26 33.92 12.70 6.42 5.97 6.15 - 8.58 7.66
11 – Gdańsk 55.01 50.10 20.20 13.45 2.08 4.85 3.00 - 6.32 29.90
12 – Gorzów Wielkopolski 42.88 25.68 35.23 14.14 8.65 3.07 6.89 - 6.34 9.55
13 – Jelenia Góra 44.86 27.58 35.70 12.39 3.47 3.87 9.31 - 7.68 8.12
14 – Kalisz 48.76 26.12 32.56 11.62 12.26 4.48 6.44 - 6.52 6.44
15 – Sosnowiec 48.80 22.51 44.67 12.23 2.96 3.62 6.58 - 7.43 22.16
16 – Katowice 44.53 31.99 26.92 22.52 3.11 3.26 4.39 - 7.81 5.07
17 – Gliwice 45.63 34.77 23.10 17.30 2.65 5.04 4.41 - 11.73 10.67
18 – Kielce 41.79 24.61 31.81 10.41 14.72 5.31 5.95 - 7.19 7.20
19 – Konin 48.76 27.66 30.56 9.63 12.51 5.03 6.14 - 8.47 2.90
20 – Koszalin 41.70 22.22 36.11 14.22 4.35 4.33 4.92 - 13.85 13.89
21 – Kraków 53.48 40.76 17.64 20.60 4.23 4.84 3.13 - 8.80 20.16
22 – Krosno 52.79 47.20 15.58 7.60 7.03 10.02 3.69 - 8.88 31.62
23 – Legnica 44.35 32.49 34.88 10.75 4.80 3.93 5.47 - 7.68 2.39
24 – Leszno 47.98 25.77 33.89 12.67 11.47 2.84 5.19 - 8.17 8.12
25 – Lublin 47.06 35.41 23.19 9.14 11.64 8.82 5,31 - 6.49 12.22
26 – Łomża 46.41 47.13 13.96 5.47 11.43 11.02 4.26 - 6.73 33.17
27 – Łódź 50.11 28.84 37.07 14.83 1.80 6.44 4.28 - 6.74 8.23
28 – Nowy Sącz 56.57 56.03 10.51 9.91 7.17 3.48 2.23 - 10.67 45.52
29 – Olsztyn 42.49 25.86 33.40 15.16 5.68 5.61 5.74 - 8.55 7.54
30 – Opole 42.19 25.50 22.26 13.83 4.92 4.80 4.97 16.96 6.76 3.24
31 – Ostrołęka 42.23 35.45 18.04 8.23 15.97 9.23 4.05 - 9.03 17.41
32 – Piła 49.81 22.80 40.08 12.59 7.43 4.59 3.72 - 8.79 17.28
33 – Piotrków Trybunalski 42.59 28.99 26.84 9.21 14.11 7.73 4.57 - 8.55 2.15
34 – Płock 41.29 23.15 30.79 8.38 21.26 4.82 3.73 - 7.87 7.64
35 – Poznań 53.26 26.95 31.35 18.31 4.71 3.23 6.80 - 8.65 4.4
36 – Przemyśl 52.15 43.78 15.44 7.85 13.64 5.13 2.70 - 11.46 28.34
37 – Radom 43.56 32.50 22.05 10.09 14.35 8.41 4.18 - 8.42 10.45
38 – Rzeszów 59.81 57.81 13.58 6.10 9.14 5.48 2.56 - 5.33 44.23
39 – Siedlce 40.40 34.73 20.80 6.02 20.59 6.69 3.65 - 7.52 13.93
40 – Sieradz 42.35 24.96 29.36 8.81 16.74 5.79 6.84 - 7.50 4.4
41 – Skierniewice 41.78 25.49 24.51 9.65 19.58 6.60 3.80 - 10.37 0.98
42 – Słupsk 42.46 25.97 35.05 12.83 7.22 3.94 5.69 - 9.30 9.08
43 – Suwałki 40.80 33.34 27.04 10.57 8.99 5.38 6.05 - 8.63 6.30
44 – Szczecin 45.16 28.24 34.87 17.28 3.09 3.55 5.07 - 7.90 6.63
45 – Tarnobrzeg 46.44 39.29 23.73 7.11 11.60 8.00 2.80 - 7.47 15.56
46 – Tarnów 53.68 51.48 12.20 9.19 11.91 4.88 3.47 - 6.87 39.28
47 – Toruń 43.91 28.41 32.71 14.09 7.16 4.49 5.28 - 7.86 4.3
48 – Wałbrzych 45.31 27.69 38.36 11.65 3.86 3.98 6.68 - 7.78 10.67
49 – Włocławek 40.41 25.16 38.35 7.42 10.83 5.87 6.19 - 6.18 13.19
50 – Wrocław 60.86 33.02 25.96 20.65 4.04 5.08 4.57 - 6.68 7.06
51 – Zamość 46.05 33.43 18.95 5.26 24.58 8.45 3.35 - 5.98 8.85
52 – Zielona Góra 44.90 28.59 37.37 11.70 6.87 3.20 5.73 - 6.54 8.78
Poland 47.93 33.83 27.13 13.37 7.31 5.56 4.74 0.39 7.67 6.70

References[edit]

  1. ^ Dieter Nohlen & Philip Stöver (2010) Elections in Europe: A data handbook, p1491 ISBN 978-3-8329-5609-7
  • Obwieszczenie Państwowej Komisji Wyborczej z dn. 25 IX 1997 r., Monitor Polski. Nr 64, poz. 620
  • Obwieszczenie PKW z dn. 25 IX 1997 r., M.P. Nr 64, poz. 621